1. When and where does the MBTC meet? What happens at these meetings?
The meetings are held in the Wavehouse at Belmont Park (near The Plunge) on the second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 6:00 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public. Each meeting will cover a specific area of concern including: Recycling, Neighborhood Watch, Summer Police Plans, Clean Court Contest, Trash Drive and Good Neighbor Policy. Our elected officials have representatives present as does the San Diego Police Department so we are able to share information and address specific concerns.
2. What exactly does the MBTC do? What type of people are members?
The Mission Beach Town Council has over 300 members. The board and the active members are working hard, along with elected officials to make Mission Beach a better and safer place. Current projects include improved lighting, security cameras, addressing crime and identity theft (scavenging) issues, and recyling. Other issues addressed include oversize vehicle parking and timely replacement of burned out street lighting.
Members include: families who want a safe and clean place to raise their children; retirees who want to make Mission Beach a better place; businesses who want to give back to the community; students who want to be more involved and make a difference; new residents who are curious about how things work; and longtime Mission Beach locals who care deeply about preserving our piece of paradise.
3. How much does it cost to join? Are there any discounts for students? Families?
Single Membership is $20.00
Family Membership is $25.00
Business Membership is $30.00
Civic/Service Organization Membership is $25.00
4. Do I have to live in Mission Beach to join?
The membership rules, from the Bylaws, read as follows:
5. Why should I join?
If you have ever seen something in Mission Beach and said to yourself, "Someone ought to do something about that," or "This really bothers me about the beach area" and want to see positive changes happen sooner rather than later then we need you. Even if you just want to support those who are active in making improvements in the community, we need you. Your membership matters. If you are new to the area and want to meet the movers and shakers of Mission Beach you should join. If you care about your community, please join and if possible, attend a meeting or two and become an agent for change.